Community Threads will not be meeting at Hickory Knob State Resort Park in February. Regular sessions will resume on March 11.
If you are new to the area or just want to know more about Community Threads, contact Belinda at email@example.com or call 843-860-5403.
McCormick County Literacy, 800 S. Cherry St., Cherry Valley will be having various presentations monthly.
Presentations for Februrary:
Every Tuesday at noon: Food safety and storage.
Every Wednesday at noon: Basic Hand Sewing.
• Feb. 1: Cultural Celebration. Vendors will be present from 4 to 6 p.m. Celebration begins at 6 p.m. $10 per person. Attendees are welcome to wear African attire. For more information, call Sylvia Callaham at 864-993-1145, Janet Kelly at 864-602-9212 or Nadine Freeman at 864-337-5894.
Secretary of State Mark Hammond will speak tonight, Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Talmadge Center. Dinner tickets are still available at the Chamber of Commerce for $20. The menu is side salad, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and butter, tea/water/lemonade. If you can’t make the dinner at 6 p.m., come at 7 p.m. to hear Mr. Hammond. The event is sponsored by the McCormick County Republican Party, and everyone is invited to attend.
• Feb. 8-9: Annual women’s conference at 10 a.m. The featured speaker for Saturday will be the Rev. Edwina Perrin. The featured speaker for Sunday will be Minister Nikita Gordon. The Rev. Joseph Thomas is pastor.
Police Chief Bo Willis will conduct a concealed weapon permit class on Saturday, Feb. 8 beginning at 8 a.m. at the McCormick Sheriff’s office on Augusta Street Extension. Cost is $50. Call 852-2985 to register.
• Feb. 9: Church conference following the worship service.
• Feb. 9: First Sunday evening service of 2020 at 4 p.m. with Pastor Mary B. Grier of House of God Church in Crawfordville, Ga. Pastor Bobbie and John Norman invite everyone to come.
• Feb. 11: Ladies Morning Bible Study “What Matters Most,” a study of Philipplians, begins 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the upper room fellowship hall. For questions or registration, call the church office at 852-2640.
McCormick County Sheriff Clarke Stearns will be keynote speaker at a dinner set for 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Pizza, salad and cookies are on the menu for the sheriff’s office fund raiser. Organizers ask that participants respond to the Good Shepherd Church office, 864-852-4722, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donor checks can be made out to McCormick County Sheriff Special Operation.
Kids literacy giveaway Thursday, Feb. 13, 5 – 7 p.m. ages 2-18, 801 Carolina Street, McCormick. This event is sponsored by Sino Life Ent. and T & T Custom Shirts and Designs. Sino special giveways will be books and Sino apparel.
Join the Savannah Valley Railroad Trail members as they meet Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Badwell Cemetery Road Trailhead. Board member Barry Russell will give an informational talk of the trail history. Learn about this gem in McCormick County. Everybody is welcome to attend.
• Feb. 15: Valentine’s Day Banquet at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Menu: Ham, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, green beans, rolls and dessert. Signup sheet will be on the table with the bulletins.
Valentine’s Event Saturday, Feb. 15, at 119 Church Street, Troy. Womanless pageant at 5 p.m.; steak supper and dance following. Plates $20 per person. Contact James Bowick or Christine Young for more information.
The John de la Howe Alumni Association will host a Valentine’s dance on Saturday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m. – midnight. The dance will be held at the Savannah Lakes Village Activity Center, 385 Country Club Drive, McCormick. Music will be provided by Carolina Coast Band featuring Rhonda McDaniel. Special guest will be Ricky Godfrey. Plated dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and band will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from Tammy Hill, 843-509-7801 or Hayley Belton, 864-391-0500.
Proceeds will go to the John de la Howe – School for Agriculture.
HSMC – Special Garage Sale Day – Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Two buildings filled to the rafters with bargains including furniture, kitchenware, linens, artwork, lighting, exercise equipment and more! 210 South Mine Street, McCormick, next to huddle house. All proceeds benefit the cats and dogs of McCormick County.
• Feb. 16: Black History program at 1 p.m. African or old-fashioned attire.
• Feb. 16: First anniversary pastoral celebration for the Rev. Gregory Allen at 2 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. William Gaither, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Winder, Ga. Dinner will be served after the program.
• Feb. 16: Men on the Move program at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie Patten Jr. of Edgefield.
The Good Shepherd Men’s Club is having a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This breakfast is a special fundraiser for the McCormick County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations. All proceeds will be donated to this fundraiser. You will have your choice of regular, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes with regular or spicy sausage, peaches and cream, orange juice and regular or decaf coffee. All you can eat for just $6 for adults and $3 for children. All McCormick County residents are invited to support the Sheriff’s Department for their special needs. This fundraiser is not a political event and personal donations should be made to the “McCormick County Sheriff Special Operations.” Everyone is invited to attend.
The McCormick County Government offices will be closed Monday, February 17 for Presidents’ Day.
The Red Rooster Emporium and Art Gallery in McCormick, SC will be hosting Laura Fleming Interior’s chalk paint classes on February 18 at 10 a.m. or February 20 at 6 p.m. The class is two hours long, all levels of experience are welcome, and everything you need for the class is provided. Class fee is $39. The class will cover basics of using chalk paint and teach 3 different finishes. You do not need to bring anything to paint. Sample boards will be provided. Pre-registration for the class is required. You can register at www.laurafleminginteriors.eventbrite.com
The McCormick County Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at the library to discuss The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy.
Beloved South Carolina author Conroy recounts a year of his life teaching children who are living on an island off the coast of South Carolina, and the new life he acquires because of the experience.
All are welcome.
• Feb. 21: VBS T-shirt order forms and payment are due.
The Leverette Family Reunion meeting will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at Shiloh AME Church. For more information, contact Charlayne Moton, 864-223-2812.
The Mims High School Class of 1968 will meet each month on the fourth Sunday at 4 p.m. at the MACK.
• Feb. 23: VBS T-shirt orders are due. See Wanda Clark or Wendy Willis. The Nominating Committee will meet following the worship service.
On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m., the McCormick Library will host local author Dr. Fay Stapleton Burnett. Dr. Burnett has written two books about Georgia women who were accused of murders in the 1800s. She discovered the true stories quite by accident while researching her own family’s genealogy. The free presentation will be followed by light refreshments.
The McCormick County Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (free admission) in Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 27. The bus will leave the Senior Center at 7 a.m. Cost for transportation is $20 per person. To reserve your seat contact Juls Rushin at 852-3756 or Beth Gable at 852-3751.
For the February 29, 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary, the Monticello precinct (002) voters will vote at the Savannah precinct (003) which is at the Sandy Branch Fire Department, 119 Holiday Road, McCormick. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.